Peter Dutton says third country resettlement for Manus Island refugees ‘a myth’

Peter Dutton says third country resettlement for Manus Island refugees ‘a myth’

Posted May 07, 2018 13:16:15 Refugees on Manus Island who are not resettled in the United States will remain in Papua New Guinea, with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton saying it is a “myth” that other countries will be willing to take them. Key points: Peter Dutton says talk of …

Range Rover rolls on beach, ends up half-buried in sand and sea in island adventure gone wrong

Range Rover rolls on beach, ends up half-buried in sand and sea in island adventure gone wrong

Updated May 03, 2018 14:34:07 Photo: It didn’t take long for the sand and sea to swallow the Range Rover. (Supplied: Queensland Ambulance Service) Related Story: Forget message in a bottle, an entire shipping container just washed up in Queensland A roam around Fraser Island in a four-wheel-drive has ended …

Vanuatu plans to permanently evacuate entire volcanic island as Australia pledges aid

Vanuatu plans to permanently evacuate entire volcanic island as Australia pledges aid

Posted May 03, 2018 20:04:11 Photo: The island was temporarily evacuated last September when the eruption cycle began. (AP: Brad Scott/GeoHazards Divison) The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is preparing to permanently evacuate the entire population of one of its islands as thick ash spewing from a volcano kills crops, dirties …

Fancy owning your own island paradise? Another Great Barrier Reef resort is on the market

Fancy owning your own island paradise? Another Great Barrier Reef resort is on the market

Updated May 03, 2018 06:32:38 Photo: Once famous for its beach parties, the Great Keppel Island Resort closed in 2008. (ABC Capricornia: Blythe Moore) In the 1990s it drew young tourists with the slogan ‘Get Wrecked’, and now Great Keppel Island Resort is on the market. A 162-hectare land holding …

Palm Island riots: Queensland Government to pay $30m in class action case

Palm Island riots: Queensland Government to pay $30m in class action case

Updated May 01, 2018 16:34:43 The Queensland Government has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a class action in the Federal Court over the 2004 Palm Island riots. As part of the settlement reached with Palm Island residents in late April, the State Government has also agreed to offer …

Mornington Island community left in the dark for 15 months waiting for street light repairs

Mornington Island community left in the dark for 15 months waiting for street light repairs

Updated April 25, 2018 09:41:15 Photo: Many street lights on Mornington Island are damaged putting the community’s safety at risk. (Supplied: Tatiana Ah Mat) A remote Indigenous council in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in Queensland says the community’s safety is in jeopardy and local police cannot perform their job properly …

Man stabbed to death at Macleay Island, woman taken into custody

Man stabbed to death at Macleay Island, woman taken into custody

Updated April 23, 2018 15:06:58 Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man at Macleay Island on Brisbane’s Bayside. Officers were called to a house on High Central Road about 12:00pm after reports of a man being stabbed. Upon arrival, police found a man dead at the property. A …

Cyclone-damaged South Molle Island resort still in ruins with no signs of reopening

Cyclone-damaged South Molle Island resort still in ruins with no signs of reopening

By Josh Bavas Posted April 23, 2018 05:42:22 With pure white beaches and crisp blue seas, the picturesque Queensland coast and its islands are the envy of the world. But behind the palm trees and sunshine, trouble is brewing. Video: South Molle Island resort still in ruins after Cyclone Debbie …

Darwin barge grounds off Tiwi Island for 12 hours, prompting investigation by national bureau

Darwin barge grounds off Tiwi Island for 12 hours, prompting investigation by national bureau

Posted April 22, 2018 08:38:41 Photo: The Lauren Hansen grounded off the coast of Melville Island earlier this month. (Supplied: Vessel Finder / MikeW) The national transport safety regulator has opened an investigation into the grounding of a Darwin barge off the coast of a Tiwi Island for more than …

townhouses to offer ultimate island lifestyle

townhouses to offer ultimate island lifestyle

CONSTRUCTION has started on 35 townhouses at Hope Island. The Solstice Quays development at 35 Sickle Ave will offer six properties with canal frontages while the remaining 29 will be built behind them. However, Ray White Sovereign Islands principal Ali Mian said all the modern townhouses would have access to …